Originally Posted by alexb76
LOL! Funny post... ok, at least you've been a Pioneer customer in the past. I just think it's unfair to expect EVERYTHING from a company that's done an incredible job giving us all that's included in SC-37.
At the risk of being accused of BITCHING again
, if enthusiasts and people like us don't point out negatives, shortcomings, and things the company can do better...
who's going to keep them honest and want to improve?
Pioneer is a company that frustrates me. Come out with some of the best in class receivers & players but leave this or that out when their competitor's include it, or let economics (a biggie) take over designing new models.
Ignoring the inclusion of HDMI 1.4, PLIIz & a few bells & whistlestops (
), what did Pioneer do differently in the SC-37 that's not in the SC-27? They actually TOOK out some connections which coincidentally lowers THEIR cost while the consumer pays about the same. Paying the same for less is not what I'd call an upgrade to the consumer
You'll get full 3D & if that's a must-have this yr
, the 37 is a good choice. But, if you have no interest in 3D for a few yrs or don't want to experiment with height/wide speakers & already own a 27, it makes no sense to trade. By the time you do plan on doing 3D, 3D will either be defunct (!) or there'll be a NEW receiver to buy.
The SC-09 was revolutionary. I'd call the SC-27/07 evolutionary because they added several real upgrades, like PQLS jitterless signal transfer over HDMI, Iphone capability, and offered real power output just shy of what they put in the 09 for a WHOLE LOT LESS money.
But the 37 is a minor
upgrade at best
over the previous model. If they had made it 9.1, then I would agree it would be a true upgrade over the 27/07.